Technicolor provides duplicate film copies of the latest blockbuster films for distribution around the UK and Europe. The originals are flown in from America under strict security and then copied at the plant in West London. Some of the film winding machines are very noisy.
The companies’ senior management took all health and safety issues seriously, and they had concerns for the staff, and the insurance company had concerns over any future claims for industrial hearing damage.
Technicolor commissioned Shaun Murkett Acoustic Consultants ltd to undertake a formal Noise at Work Assessment at the factory, to ensure that all staff were within the regulation limits for noise exposure. A noise survey was made and noise exposure levels measured for all staff and machines. At times this was a technical challenge, as some of the photographic processes are carried out in near darkness.
Our report was issued and considered by the management. Our recommendations were needed to comply with the legal regulations, and these works were carefully implemented. Our report reassured the managers that staff were safely protected, and legal requirements had been complied with, and they could operate the business safely and successfully.
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